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Gemstone: Sapphire
Cartier Tank Solo 18K Yellow Gold Watch W5200004
Located in Banbury, GB
Dandelion Antiques Code: AT-1007 Brand: Cartier Model No. W5200004 Serial No. 31*********X _________________________________________ Date: Circa 2011 Gender: Unisex/ Men _____...
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2010s French Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Wristwatch Solo Collection
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier. Solo collection. Gold-plated metal wristwatch, round shape, white background and Roman numerals. Bordeaux leather strap and pin buckle. Cabochon-cut sapphire on the winding....
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1980s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold Plate

Cartier Tank Louis Yellow Gold Watch W1529756
Located in Banbury, GB
Dandelion Antiques Code AT-1145 Brand Cartier Model No. W1529756 Retail Price £9,250 / $12800 ____________________________________ Date Circa 2012 Gender Unisex / Women Box Presenta...
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2010s French Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Stylish Watch White Gold White Diamond Sapphires Alligator Strap MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Chopard Yellow Gold Diamond and Sapphire Watch
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chopard Yellow Gold Diamond and Sapphire Watch No box or Papers included.
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Ladies Manual Watch by Swiss Watchmakers Erima, c1930
Located in Westward ho, GB
For your consideration is this lovely Art Deco ladies wrist watch which looks great for both evening and day dress. Made by the swiss watchmakers company Erima Watch & Co . The movem...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Silver Plate

Robin Rotenier Yellow Gold Sapphire Bezel Wristwatch
Located in Stamford, CT
Limited Edition Robin Rotenier Quartz wristwatch in 18k yellow gold. Quartz movement. 42 1.7mm round deep blue sapphires. Robin Rotenier buckle and band attachments. 42 blue sapphir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Marina J. Antique French Platinum Diamond Watch with Blue Sapphires & Pearls
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful One of A Kind piece by Marina J. A vintage working manual Diamond studded French Platinum watch is reworked into a gorgeous Pearl and Sapphire bracelet - marked M.E.W. 8-1-...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Artisan Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold, Pla...

Piaget 9905D2 18k White Gold Diamond & Sapphire Ladies Watch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Piaget Case Material: 18k White Gold Case Diameter: 23mm Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Bezel: 18k White Gold bezel with Diamonds Dial: All Diamond dial with white gold hands and S...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Santos Dumont Paris Dial Ultra Thin Flat Extra Plate 18k Gold Piguet 21
Located in PARIS, FR
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning ones Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of famous clients : Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grac...
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1980s Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Der Bauwede Magnum XS Chronograph, Pink Dial with Diamonds & Pink Sapphires
Located in Antwerp, BE
Van Der Bauwede Magnum XS Chronograph, Pink Dial with Diamonds & pink sapphires. Beautiful and elegant full diamond and pink sapphire set stunning VDB watch. Movement: quartz, cali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Pink Sapphire, Diamond, Quartz, Silver

1960s 18Kt Vacheron Constantin Asymmetrical Sapphire Diamond Wristwatch
Located in New york, NY
Case dimensions : 30mm (top to bottom of bezel) X 20mm across Wrist Size Fits up to 175mm * Can be resized as necessary The present timepiece was designed circa 1960-1970s b...
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1960s French Retro Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Amazonite, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Corum Golden Bridge Round 39 Azzurro Referenza B113/03278-113.000.69/0F03 BD91G
Located in Firenze, FI
Following the launch in 2016 of the Golden Bridge Round in 43mm, CORUM offers an additionalmodel in case size of 39mm for those who prefer a smaller case size and available in a choi...
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2010s Swiss Art Deco Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Italian Diamond Sapphire 18k White Gold Silver Enamel Snake Watch Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Fine Italian made snake watch bracelet, most likely by Illario whom creates snake jewelry for the likes of Bulgari. Made in silver, with diamond set 18k white gold scales on the hea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Silver, Enamel

Chopard Femme Classique Quartz Diamond Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Circa 1990
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
This beautiful, hard-to-find late 20th century timepiece features a round white face with gold dot hours within a wide, rounded bezel punctuated with clean white diamonds. The Imper...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow ...

Ladies Art Deco Diamond Sapphire White Gold Wristwatch
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
With antique allure, this beautiful ladies art deco Britscar wrist watch, circa 1930's, has a working Swiss 17 jeweled movement. The eighteen karat white gold rectangular watch face ...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier yellow Gold white dial Link Automatic Wristwatch
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold octagonal case and bracelet, white dial, signed, marked with black Roman numerals, date aperture at 3, black steel hands Blue Sapphire Working condition; Automa...
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Late 19th Century Antique Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Watch Yellow Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Guilloche Dial Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch Automatic White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Automatic White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Romantic Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Chopard Square Diamond Gold Watch
Located in New York, NY
Big and beautiful square diamond watch. Made and signed by CHOPARD. 18K yellow gold. Set with 12 brilliant full-cut diamonds weighing 2.05 cts. Case size is 26mm. Band size is 1...
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2010s Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Rare Tank Louis Cartier New York LC 78087 Medium MM 18k 750 Gold Folding
Located in PARIS, FR
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning ones Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of famous clients : Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Cartier Sapphire and Diamond Baignoire Dress Watch
Located in London, GB
An incredibly beautiful vintage Cartier sapphire and diamond Baignoire yellow gold manual wind dress watch. The watch features a 34 x 24-millimetre 18k yellow gold case with an or...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Hublot MDM Blue Sapphire Bezel Diamond Dial 18k Gold Ladies Watch 1
Located in Miami, FL
This ladies' boutique watch by Hublot features a 28 mm 18k yellow gold case, surrounding a diamond dial on a black rubber strap and factory-set diamond buckle. The distinctive sapph...
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1990s Swiss Modern Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Vintage Cartier Tank Louis 18 Karat Model 8110 c.1990
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Cartier Tank Louis 18 Karat Yellow Gold Model 8110 c. 1990 Quartz Movement Beautiful and Classic Cartier Watch Bracelet is 8" in length but can easily be made smaller Comes...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Piaget 94431D2 18k White Gold Diamond & Sapphire Ladies Watch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Piaget Case Material: 18k White Gold Case Diameter: 29mm Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Bezel: 18k White Gold Diamond Bezel Dial: All Diamond dial with white gold hands and Sapphir...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Automatic Gold White Diamond Sapphire Emerald Alligator Strap Nano Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Romantic Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

De Grisogono Allegra Ruby Sapphire Mother of Pearl Gold Watch 3995 13
Located in Lambertville, NJ
New with tag de Grisogono Allegra watch, featuring 18k yellow gold case, adorned with rubies and pink sapphires, mother of pearl dial, pink and red leather bracelet. Quartz movement....
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Ruby, Gold

Rolex Rare Zenith Movement Cosmograph Daytona Pave Diamond Dial Sapphire Set
Located in London, GB
A 40 mm Rare 18k White Gold Oyster Perpetual Zenith Movement Cosmograph Daytona Gents Wristwatch, pavé diamond dial set with 8 applied round brilliant cut sapphire hour markers, 30 m...
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20th Century Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rare Bvlgari Tubogas Watch, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
A unique version of the Bulgari Tubogas lady's watch in 18kt yellow, white and rose gold with a white dial with an elegant cabochon sapphire crown. Those large version of the Tubogas...
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1970s Italian Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Automatic Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Ruby Alligator Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Automatic Watch Gold White & Brown Diamonds Emeralds Sapphires Galuchat Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Frank Muller Two Tone Diamond, Sapphire Watch
Located in New York, NY
FRANK MULLER Two Tone Diamond, Sapphire Watch Platinum and 18k gold watch, set with mystery diamonds and sapphire on blue crocodile strap. dimensions approx. 8″ in length by 1.30″ i...
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1990s Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Tank Americaine Model 1725
Located in New York, NY
Cartier, 18 Karat Yellow Gold Tank Americaine with Date Model 1725 c.2000s 23mm x 33mm Automatic Movement Stephanie Windsor guarantees the proper functioning of this watch mechanism...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ballon Bleu 28mm Quartz Yellow Gold Watch W69001Z2
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Ballon Bleu Automatic 28mm Wristwatch W69001Z2 by Cartier. Details: Brand: Cartier Model: Ballon Bleu Reference: W69001Z2 Movement: Original Cartier Quartz Case in ...
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Early 2000s French Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Quartz, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Rolex Lady Datejust 26 with Rolex Blue Dial 79174 Steel and 18k White Gold Watch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Watch Box and 3 Year Warranty. ...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Cartier Tank Normale Large Model 1973 GM LM 18k 750 Gold Ref 78092 Folding Clasp
Located in PARIS, FR
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning ones Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of famous clients : Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grac...
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1970s Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Gold

Cartier Tank Solo 18k Rose Gold Watch W5200026
Located in Banbury, GB
Dandelion Antiques Code AT-0943 Brand Cartier Model No. W5200026 Retail Price £7650 / $10200 / €9000 Inc Tax ____________________________________ Date Circa 2013 Gender Women/Unisex...
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2010s French Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

DeLaneau 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and Multicolored Sapphires Bracelet Watch
Located in New York, NY
DeLaneau was founded by a woman in 1949 in Switzerland. They are one of the first watch companies to devote their entire collection to ladies timepieces. The face of this 18 karat y...
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1990s Swiss Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Tank Normale Lignes Circa 1960 18k 750 Gold Cal. Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in PARIS, FR
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning ones Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of famous clients : Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grac...
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1960s Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold

Corum Watch Secret Opening yellow gold Sapphire Charm Bracelet 1970
Located in Berkeley, CA
A substantial vintage Corum woven-like charm opens up to a navy blue wind-up watch in 18K yellow gold. Stamped 750 with a Swiss stamp on the original box. This sought after gold chai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modernist Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Wrist Watch 18k White Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Take sparkle to a new level with this stunning diamond watch! Circa late-20th century, this custom made watch is crafted from 18k White Gold with a link bracelet. Encrusted with over...
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Late 20th Century Italian Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Watch Mens Datejust Steel 18K Gold with Blue Vignette Diamond Dial Watch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Preowned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Has Recently Been Serviced, Polished and Will Be Time Tested Before Shipment. This Watch Includes Rolex Red Watch Box, and 3 Year Lux Ti...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex 116659SABR Submariner 18 Karat Sapphire & Diamond Watch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 116659SABR Model: Submariner Case Material: 18k White Gold with Diamonds Case Diameter: 40mm Crystal: Sapphire crystal  Bezel: Unidirectional 18k white gold bezel w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Stylish Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Python Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Vendome Ellipse Gondole Paris Dial 67113 from 1977 18k Yellow White Gold
Located in PARIS, FR
CARTIER Founded in 1847 For the discerning ones Wear Cartier watch it's integrate the club of famous clients : Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grac...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Baume et Mercier Watch in 18K Yellow Gold
Located in Paris, FR
Baume et Mercier lady's wristwatch in 18 kt yellow gold, oval dial mechanical movement. Golden background, applied baton indexes. Winder set with a sapphire cabochon. Flexible bracel...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

RESERVED Antique Art Deco 18 Karat White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Evening Watch
Located in Great Neck, NY
Stunning synthetic sapphire and diamond watch with adjustable fabric band. Metal: 18K White Gold Weight: 10.6 Grams Diamond Weight: Approximately 0.30 cts Diamond Color: H Diamo...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Pink Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Cartier Tank Louis Quartz, 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Ladies Wrist Watch
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful and timeless Cartier Tank ladies' watch. Case, strap and clasp made of 18k solid gold. Very good original condition. From first owner. With full number of links and Origin...
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20th Century Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Santos Octagon Date Two Tone Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Watch
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Santos Octagon Date Two Tone 30mm Steel and 18k Gold Automatic Watch Iconic luxurious watch by Cartier
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1990s Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Steel

Chopard Happy Sport Round 7 Diamonds Mother of pearl Dial Sapphire Crown 8475
Located in PARIS, FR
CHOPARD Founded in 1860 For the discerning ladies Chopard is one of the last family-run watchmaking and jewellery company. Wear Chopard watch it's integrate the club of famous actr...
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Early 2000s Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Original 1970s Alexis Barthelay Manual-Winding Movement Chain Silver Watch
Located in Valenza, IT
Original 1970's, Exquisite Alexis Barthelay Wrist Watch, an iconic piece characterized by an elegant, unique, absolutely chic yet timeless design, watch case and chain bracelet are h...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Silver

Piaget 9236A6 18k White Gold Diamond & Sapphire Ladies Watch
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Piaget Case Material: 18k White Gold Case Diameter: 23mm Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Bezel: 18k White Gold Diamond and Sapphire bezel Dial: Blue dial with silver hands Bracelet:...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

DeLaneau 18 Karat Gold Diamond and Multicolored Sapphires Heart Shaped Watch
Located in New York, NY
DeLaneau was founded by a woman in 1949 in Switzerland. They are one of the first watch companies to devote their entire collection to ladies timepieces. The face of this 18 karat y...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Contemporary Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Magnificent Ladies Wristwatch, Omega 18 Karat Gold with Diamonds and Sapphires
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful and magnificent ladies watch from Omega. 18ct white gold set with brilliants and sapphires of top quality. Mechanical hand-winding movement. Unfortunately, the lapis lazul...
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20th Century Sapphire Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold,...

Bulgari Diamond and Sapphire Quadrato Wristwatch
Located in New Orleans, LA
This eye-catching Quadrato wristwatch was crafted by the high-end Italian jeweler Bulgari. An array of pavé-set white diamonds totaling approximately 4.51 carats adorn the watch, whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Diabolo 18 Karat Yellow Gold Quartz Wristwatch, 1980s
Located in Atlanta, GA
This gorgeous 1980s Swiss Made watch is a Cartier French classic. It features an 18 Karat Yellow Gold Case and clasp, 5 Sapphire Cabochons, white dial with black Roman Numeral Hour M...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Modern Sapphire Wrist Watches

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage and Antique Sapphire Jewelry

The stone of choice for Napoleon, Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor has been a favorite of aristocrats and the well-to-do since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Learn how to shop for the bright blue gems that star in vintage and antique sapphire jewelry, and why it's chemically impossible for a sapphire to turn red.

Picture a sapphire. If the stone you conjure is a deep cornflower blue, you’re seeing only part of the picture. Although blue Kashmirs are considered the most valuable, sapphires come in every color except red. No matter the hue, this very special gem is rich in history and beloved by royals (FYI, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton share an 11-carat sapphire engagement ring), so September babies are in very noble company.

America’s version of royalty — old money and celebrities — have also shown a predilection for the blue stones. In 1940, John D. Rockefeller Jr. had Cartier mount a 62-carat sapphire he had bought from an Indian maharajah in a brooch for his first wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; in 2001, the piece sold for a then-record of $3,031,000 at Christie’s New York. The grand dame of jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor had a passion for the gems that her lovers were happy to indulge. Second husband Michael Wilding gave her an engagement ring set with a cabochon sapphire, while Richard Burton famously presented her with a Bvlgari sautoir set with diamonds and sapphires, including at its center a cabochon Burmese weighing 52.72 carats. One of the star lots in the sale of Taylor’s jewels at the Christie’s New York in 2011, it sold for $5,906,500.

You don’t have to have blue blood or a bulging bank account, however, to get an eyeful of this much-coveted gem. A number of outstanding examples reside in public collections. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History owns the 423-carat Logan sapphire, a gift from the Guggenheim family, and the Hall sapphire and diamond necklace, designed by Harry Winston and featuring 36 fine, well-matched cushion-cut Sri Lankan sapphires weighing a combined 195 carats. Also in the collection is the Bismarck sapphire necklace, designed by Cartier and sporting a central sapphire weighing 98.6 carats, which Mona Von Bismarck donated to the museum.

Sapphires are composed of corundum. Their color derives from trace elements, such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium. When the trace element produces a ruby hue, the stone is called, what else, a ruby. (which is, as mentioned above, why sapphires cannot be red by definition).

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